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ANNUAL SIKH FILM FESTIVAL 2008:
Sikh, Rattle and Roll
Director: Ekta Walia

Sikh, Rattle and Roll profiles Jasbir Singh, a young British Sikh, as he prepares for his dastaar bandhi ceremony. This passage into his adult life is of great concern to Jas as he is unsure if he will be able to keep his identity while adopting a new appearance and role in society. But what causes him the most concern is whether or not he’ll still be able to express his love for all things Elvis.

Director’s Bio

Ekta Walia graduated in Media Studies from the University of the West of England where she directed two films. She has since worked for several independent TV companies in Birmingham on programmes for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. She has also been involved in many short dramas in the region including Bouncer (Bafta nominated) and Brown Paper Bag (Bafta winner).

For the last two years she has worked as part of the production team on BBC’s flagship detective drama Dalziel and Pascoe. Other TV Drama roles have included researching plot outlines for 7 Deadly Sins of Suburbia, a drama in development by World of Wonder for Five.

Ekta has directed four short fiction films: Sikh Rattle and Roll, Ice Cream Dream, Shredded and Cathy and I, which won an RTS Midlands award in 2005 and was short listed for the British Council’s Satyajit Ray Award.

Other film activity has included being Workshop Facilitator auditioning children for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She has also production managed, film edited and camera operated on various other short films.

In Factual Television Ekta has been Researcher and Production Co-ordinator on various popular factual and specialist factual programmes with companies that include Hotbed Media, Maverick Television and Endboard Productions.

 

 

2002; UK; Running Time: 10 minutes

Sikh, Rattle and Roll

Sikh, Rattle and Roll

Sikh, Rattle and Roll

Sikh, Rattle and Roll


Director: Ekta Walia
Director: Ekta Walia


Production

Director: Ekta Walia
Writer: Yugesh Walia